How Do You Effectively Shop for the Right Lender for Your Business Financing Needs?

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How Do You Effectively Shop for the Right Lender for Your Business Financing Needs?

When considering a bigger purchase for a personal or business item, we normally comparison shop. The goal is to get the best product for our needs at the best price.

We need to do the same when considering getting a loan, a line of credit, mortgage or other financing from a lending institution. We want to make sure that we are negotiating the best deal with the best lender for our company.

But most business owners don’t ...

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15 Fun and Innovative Ways to Tell Your Clients You Love Them

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15 Fun and Innovative Ways to Tell Your Clients You Love Them

In today’s highly competitive and noisy world, it can be difficult to show your appreciation to your clients.

Saying thank you to the people that help make your business successful is an important way to keep communication open and a great way to keep your name and your business top of mind.

But what can you do that sets you apart from every other business?

There are many fun, creative and innovative ways to tell your ...

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Making Sense of Funder Information Demands

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Making Sense of Funder Information Demands

All lenders and investors will request significant information before deciding whether to loan money to you or invest in your business.

But many business owners believe that funders ask for too much information.

You need to understand that most business owners are not financial experts and, therefore, may not be familiar with customary requests from financing sources. Since they don’t “talk” finance, they may not comprehend why funders need so much data or why their business needs ...

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What Makes a Successful Funding Request to an Investor?

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What Makes a Successful Funding Request to an Investor?

Your business plan is complete. You know how much funding you need. You have detailed exactly what the money will be used for. What is the next step?

It’s time to approach investors with your funding request. And for most entrepreneurs, this step can be terrifying. And for good reason!

The reason why many businesses fail in winning funding is that they make a deadly mistake in their first steps in approaching investors with their funding request. ...

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8 Essential Strategies to Win Lender Financing

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8 Essential Strategies to Win Lender Financing

Most businesses will be approaching a lender at some time in their lifecycle. Unfortunately, most small businesses wait until they are in crisis before applying for a loan or line of credit.

That’s way too late!

If you want to win lender financing you need to begin preparing your business today. You can begin the process by taking steps to ensure you meet lender requirements.

But do you even know what the right steps are?

Discover the ...

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What Do Lenders Expect From Your Request for Business Financing?

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What Do Lenders Expect From Your Request for Business Financing?

For most entrepreneurs, the process of obtaining business financing can be highly intimidating. It can appear to be a confusing maze with no map to follow.

The question I get all the time from business owners is “what do lenders really want?” And in the next breath they say that lenders just want too much information.

So what do lenders expect from your request for business financing?

Show That You Have Prepared Well

When approaching ...

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Do You Know How to Ask Funders to Win Business Financing?

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Do You Know How to Ask Funders to Win Business Financing?

Put your ASK in gear was the mantra at a training session I attended many years ago.

It is a great trigger reminding us what we must do to grow our businesses. We always have to ask—for the business, the referral, the testimonial—but most importantly for getting business financing.

The big question is–do you really know how important the way you ask funders for money impacts the potential for winning business financing?

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Become a New Year’s Resolution Champ With These Simple Steps

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Become a New Year’s Resolution Champ With These Simple Steps

I can’t believe that it is already 2018! Now that the holiday festivities are over, we all think about how to become a better, fitter and more successful person.

And, if you are like most people, you started this year with New Year’s Resolutions – a whole scroll of them from being a more successful entrepreneur to losing weight.

And I can bet that this list probably makes you anxious each time you look at it, and ...

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December 14 – The Death Knell for Small Business?

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December 14 – The Death Knell for Small Business?

The internet is the life blood of my business.

I send out a weekly newsletter and I publish my blog on my website. I offer webinars, online training and do online consulting with many clients. I am constantly using the web to research and to develop my own skills with online training.

Without open and equal access to the web my business would die.

And if you want to grow ...

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How to Find Your Financial Sweet Spot to Make Your Business Profitable

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How to Find Your Financial Sweet Spot to Make Your Business Profitable

Every entrepreneur wears many hats and has numerous goals and objectives to meet. And at times it seems that many conflict with one another.

As business owners we are all looking for the financial “sweet spot” that can help us meet our productivity and profitability goals. But many small businesses are not trained to understand how to effectively reach their financial sweet spot.

In fact, many businesses do not even know how to determine their best financial ...

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